On this day in music history: February 7, 1970 - “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” by Sly & The Family Stone hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 5 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 for 2 weeks on February 14, 1970. Written and produced by Sylvester Stewart, it is the second chart topping single for the San Francisco, CA based R&B/Funk band fronted by singer, songwriter and musician Sly Stone. The track is recorded at Golden State Recorders and Pacific High Recording in San Francisco, CA in late 1969. Anchored by Larry Graham’s innovative slap bass technique, the track is originally intended to be the lead single to the bands fifth album. When it doesn’t materialize, it will turn up on their Greatest Hits album in October 1970. The single is also backed with “Everybody Is A Star”, sung by Rosie Stone. Released on December 29, 1969, it is an immediate smash, racing to the top of the R&B and pop singles charts less than two months after its release. “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.